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Middle Of The Night Spider Bite

One night I awoke to make my usual trip to the bathroom.  On my way there I felt stinging on the top of my foot, it really burned.  On my way back to bed I could hardly walk on the foot.  I climbed in bed wondering what in the world was going on.  The heat in my foot was becoming unbearable.

I woke my husband up and told him that I felt like I had a fever and that my foot felt like it was going to explode- it was bone crushing pain.  He brought me my glasses, my books and the homeopathic remedy kit.  In considerable pain I didn’t really trust my own diagnosis but it was 3:00 in the morning so I took a shot.  My symptoms seemed to indicate a possible venomous insect bite of some sort and the pain was on an extremity.  I went with Hypericum (St. John’s Wort) 30C.

By the time I took my first dose my foot had already swollen to be almost round.  Within fifteen minutes after this dose the pain had become more bearable, the fever and flu like pain were gone.  I re-dosed hourly for 24 hrs. Within a few hours the pain was gone while the foot was elevated. I had full use of the foot by the end of the next day.   Several days later, during an acute consultation for one of my sons, Manfred told me that Ledum palustre (Marsh Tea) would probably have been the best remedy, but a second best choice will still move you toward healing, so in a pinch take your best shot.


Burn From Tailpipe Of A Car

Two days ago, my seven-year-old son wrapped his hand around a hot tailpipe of a car. He was in a LOT of pain, and acutely injured. When he came inside to apply tepid water to the burns, all four fingers were swelling, and beginning to blister.  The top of his hand had a line of blisters beginning to form, and most acutely the area between his thumb and index finger was charred. His pinkie showed a charred burn.

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Sudden, Intense Illness in a Dog

Mid afternoon I went outside to call our six-month-old Rottie puppy.  I found her lethargic and unresponsive in the grass.  I quickly brought her into the house and found that she was running a temperature of 105 and was drooling.

The night before my son had changed his anti-freeze, which is highly toxic to dogs.  There was no sign that any anti-freeze was accessible to the dog, but just in case I felt like there was no choice but to get her to the only animal hospital in town that claimed to be able to treat this kind of poisoning.

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Seizure Disorders in Children

By Manfred Mueller, RSHom (NA), CCH

This paper was first published in The American Homeopath, Vol 15, 2009.


The author discusses three cases of children with organic brain pathology, apparently cured of seizures with homeopathic treatment. Two had severe cerebral palsy (CP) caused by perinatal brain injury, and one had congenital microcephaly. Parents tried homeopathic treatment because of limited efficacy of conventional anticonvulsive therapy and because of adverse health and developmental effects. Homeopathic treatment removed the seizure disorders in all three cases.

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